Three of UConn's primary targets for the 2015 recruiting class will announce their college plans Thursday. Isaiah Briscoe seems destined for Kentucky, or possibly St. John's, while the Huskies could very much be in the mix to land Derrick Jones (who is also considering UNLV) and Tevin Mack (VCU is on his short list, too).
ZagsBlog.com's Adam Zagoria writes: "UConn, despite being the reigning NCAA champion, appears to be third in the mix and at this point it would be a complete stunner if Briscoe picked the Huskies."
But as the New Haven Register's David Borges writes, even if UConn goes 0-for-3 on Briscoe, Jones and Mack, there's still big man Diamond Stone.
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Stone, one of the top-rated big men in the Class of 2015, is expected to make his commitment next week, right after the early signing period expires on Nov. 19. Stone, a Milwaukee native, is down to UConn and hometown Wisconsin. From everyone I've talked to, it's really 50-50, but it appears Stone might be UConn's best shot of the above-mentioned recruits.
Landing Stone would mean the Huskies would be in prime position to also get Malik Newman, the No. 3 in his class. Newman has said previously that he and Stone would be a package deal, even if the players have since backed off such talk.
Maryland, Wisconsin and Oklahoma St. are also pursuing Stone. There were reports that he could make his announcement on Nov. 21, but his father says no announcement date has been set, according to several recruiting sites.